Vice President of Supply Chain


Vice President of Supply Chain


Southeast-based, privately held food manufacturer.


This position will report directly to the Co-President, is a member of the executive leadership team, and will lead a cross-functional team of 500 individuals.


The individual who occupies this position will be expected to lead all facets of sourcing, logistics, operations, and supply chain.
Specific duties will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Participate as a peer with other senior leaders and as a member of the executive team, in developing plans and approaches for the company; lead or participate with other senior leaders in taking on difficult and/or critical projects impacting company success and support other leaders in their development.
  • In alignment with company values, create, share, and continually update a strategic vision and roadmap for future work across sourcing handoffs, planning, purchasing, warehousing, and fulfillment.
  • Lead in presenting developed budgets and other plans for executive review and approval; lead in adapting or optimizing these plans as needed.
  • Develop and execute a culture of continuous improvement in areas of responsibility, to include ingredient and material sourcing strategy, criteria, metrics, best practices, and certifications that add value; track, manage, coach, and lead improvement of key performance metrics within planning, purchasing, inbound logistics, warehouse, and channel/consumer fulfillment.
  • Achieve and maintain a deep understanding of all workflows, resources, roles/responsibilities, capacities, constraints, costs, critical criteria, etc. through all sourcing handoffs, planning, purchasing, warehousing, and fulfillment; lead the mapping, documentation, and improvement of all performance through these areas.
  • Provide support and oversight to department leaders in accomplishing position purpose, with established manufacturing and safety procedures and compliance standards.
  • Lead supply chain and logistics teams and staff in improvement by leading the change of work, approaches, and systems to deliver continuously more value to consumers while expending continuously less costs.
  • Provide leadership and support to teams responsible for purchasing, warehouse operations, inbound and outbound logistics, facilities maintenance, inventory, and more.
  • Lead a cross-functional team in a recurring process using consumer demand forecasts to plan operational performance and cost of future fulfillment logistics, finished goods inventories, production, staging, warehousing, raw material inventories, receiving, inbound logistics, and purchasing.
  • Manage and transform the supply network to support long-term and scalable material availability, reliability, consistency, price consciousness, and quality.
  • Develop, implement, and improve a supplier program for exceptional quality and ongoing supplier improvement; lead the creation, maintenance, and advancement of productive and mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers.
  • Lead the use, management, and improvement of standard operating procedures (SOPs), associated tools and systems across all areas of responsibility; implement systems and processes that ensure environmental and social standards of excellence are upheld.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Preference for ten plus years of experience in supply chain related leadership with experience in a complex manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated track record of thought leadership around emerging supply chain strategies and innovation with direct and successful execution across a complex manufacturing organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across the organization.
  • Demonstrated appreciation for supply chain as a highly involved competitive asset that provides linkage to short- and long-term corporate results through maximizing of current profitability.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and advanced presentation skills.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with peers and subordinates in a matrixed environment, while engaged in a proactive, creative, and disciplined manner.
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, logistics, or business management field required.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity, and competitive benefits package.


Robin Bagby, Consultant